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Re: [TowerTalk] 80m 4-square materials

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 80m 4-square materials
From: "Trent and Lorraine" <>
Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2006 14:54:12 +1000
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Greetings all, Could anyone enlighten me ? : Is there any practical reason
that free standing towers utilised in a gamma match configuration are not
used for 4 squares ? Locally there are heaps of old free standing tv towers
that are around the 50 ft mark

Trent VK4TI

Trent Sampson 
[PO Box 1647 Toowoomba Qld 4350]  VK4TI 

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 80m 4-square materials

I don't know that Array Solutions still carries the 80m vertical.  ZeroFive
Antennas  sells one that looks very
similar to the Array Solutions freestanding vertical for $2200.  I built a 
54' freestanding vertical at P40A for considerably less.   For K1TTT's 
installation, I would consider using 3" diameter aluminum tubing guyed at
two levels.  The larger top sections will improve the bandwidth and I think
it's a strong antenna than can be built for a reasonable price.  I believe
that K4JA built his 80m 9 circle vertical array this way.

John KK9A

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 80m 4-square materials
From: "Mike Fatchett"
Date: Sat, 16 Dec 2006 09:16:16 -0700
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I believe that Array Solutions also has full sized 80m verticals.

David Robbins K1TTT pravi:

>I am trying to decide what to use to build 4 new 80m verticals for a 
>4-square upgrade here.  My criteria are:
>1. full size 1/4 wave verticals, no top or base loading.
>2. must be able to standup to new England winters at 2000' with ice and 
>wind 3. must be new material, I don't want to go scrounging for used 
>tower or pipe.
>4. prefer only 1 guy level, but will do 2 if necessary.
>5. prefer to stand up complete, but will climb to add top section(s) if 
>necessary, crane or truck access will be very hard to this spot.
>6. prefer something that can be delivered to here, truck delivery is 
>not a problem, I don't want to have to haul long stuff myself.
>So, what might fit those criteria??
>David Robbins K1TTT
>AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://

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